By John Rose

Under the hammer

Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections,he looks at some of the latest bottles to come up at auction. In questions,he fields your enquiries
BOWMORE 1968
Distillation Bowmore Distillery,Bowmore, Isle of
Islay,Argyll. 1968. Edition of 1,860 bottled by the
proprietor. 700 ml
Strength 45.5 % Vol
Presentation Embossed gold and wine coloured foil
capsule over cork stopper,gold letters,tall clear glass
bottle.Label signed byBrian Morrison,also distillation
date and bottle number
Comment This Bowmore was personally selected to
celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original Stanley P
Morrison CompanybyBrian Morrison
Price Guide £280 - £320
GLEN ELGIN 12 YEARS OLD
Distillation Glen Elgin Distillery, Longmorm,Elgin.
Morayshire.Bottled by the proprietor,75 cl
Strength 43 % Vol
Presentation Embossed gold coloured screw cap,
brown letters,tall clear glass bottle,main label brown
background gold edge white horse sketch in the
centre,gold letters.Rear label black background gold
edge,gold letters.Bottle contained within its original
presentation cardboard carton
Comment This Glen Elgin was bottled in the
early 1990s
Price Guide £120 - £140
GLENESK MALTINGS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Distillation Glenesk Distillery, Hillside,Montrose,
Angus. 1969,bottle dated 21.05.93. 75 cl
Strength 60 % Vol.Natural Cask Strength
Presentation Gold coloured screw cap black letters,
tall clear glass bottle,main label white background,
sketch of barley ears in the centre,black & brown
letters,label signed by the manager
Comment This Glenesk Celebratory Whisky was
specially selected and bottled to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of Glenesk Maltings in 1993.Glenesk
Distillery closed in 1985
PriceGuide £270 - £300
GLENMORANGIE 21 YEARS OLD
Distillation At Glenmorangie Distillery,Coy,
Tain,Ross-shire.Bottled by the proprietor. 70cl
Strength 43 % Vol
Presentation Tall beige coloured Buchan
stonewear bottle,red wax capsule.Bottle
presented with a book Christmas Carolby
Charles Dickens
Comment This Glenmorangie 21 year old was
produced to commemorate the
sesquicentennial of the distillery 1843 - 1993
PriceGuide £150 - £180
THE MACALLAN 11 YEARS OLD
Distillation Macallan Distillery, Easter Elchies,
Craigellachie.Morayshire.Bottled by the proprietor
2007.700ml
Strength 60.2 % Vol.Cask Strength
Presentation Main label in two parts. Rear label white
background gold & red edge, gold,black & red letters
stating Cask No.Year,No.Bottles,Cask Type,Cask Size
Comment This Macallan 11Years old is one of Easter
Elchies seasonal cask selection,available only from
the distillery,Summer 2007.One of 285 bottles
PriceGuide £130 - £150
MACALLAN 19 YEARS OLD
Distillation Macallan Distillery,Craigellachie,
Banffshire.Bottled by Alexander Murray &
Company,Broxburn
Strength 40 % Vol
Presentation Plain black coloured foil capsule,over
cork stopper,tall clear glass bottle,main label black
background white,red and gold letters.Rear label
black background,sketch of Scotland on the left in
gold with red outline of Speyside
Comment This Macallan 19 year old was produced
in a small run for Costco wholesale
PriceGuide £40 - £50